Sunday, December 19, 2010

Book Review and Giveaway

Hello! Welcome to The Missionary Mama, today's stop on a the blog tour for the adorable children's book, Red in the Flower Bed: An Illustrated Children's Story about Interracial Adoption by Andrea Nepa.

Andrea Nepa and her daughter, Leah
Andrea Nepa is the mother of an adopted Vietnamese daughter named Leah. In 2001, Adoptions from the Heart assisted with the international adoption. Andrea dedicated her book to her daughter: "For my dear Leah, whose journey in her young life has already taken her to far away and unexpected places." In 2006, Leah was diagnosed with cancer. She is currently in remission. Andrea lives with Leah and her husband, David, in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a registered dietitian for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

"The journey of adoption is beautifully depicted with the comforting imagery of a poppy flower who is welcomed into a garden family. It is a charming story of "seeds" being planted in the perfect place - exactly where they belong. Children and adults will enjoy this simple yet meaningful story and homespun illustrations. The book's loving approach helps children to understand adoption. Andrea Nepa has captured the essence of adoption and family, and has illustrated it beautifully with images and poetry that even a small child can comprehend and enjoy."
Watch the YouTube video book trailer

You can find Andrea Nepa on Facebook.

Buy the book.
You can read an excerpt here.

Thank you to Tribute Books for asking us to be a part of the book tour!

While you're here be sure to enter our hand drawn Christmas card giveaway!

Click here to enter! A winner will be picked tomorrow!


Tribute Books said...

Melissa, thank you very much for sharing RED IN THE FLOWER BED with the readers of The Missionary Mama. We appreciate your support of the book and for participating in the blog tour.

Your beautiful Christmas card giveaway is a perfect match to the book's message - what a great idea!

Best wishes,
Tribute Books

Tribute Books Mama said...

Thanks! for the great review

Andrea Nepa said...

Thank you very much for reviewing my book.